Introducing Invisalign Teen®
Invisalign Teen® is an attractive alternative to braces for many teens in the Castle Rock and Parker, CO areas. It is becoming more and more popular due to its discreteness and overall comfort level compared to traditional braces.
Our entire team, including our orthodontist, Dr. Struhs, want to give our patients confidence and help them achieve a smile they’ll love.
What is the Difference Between Invisalign Teen® and Traditional Invisalign®?
The main difference between the two is that Invisalign Teen® has a blue dot on the back of the top aligner. This dot will disappear after two weeks of use to hold the patient accountable for wearing them as prescribed. Plus, it gives parents an easy way to check if their teen has been wearing the aligners as long as they’re supposed to!
Besides this, Invisalign® offers up to six free replacements on their teen model because they understand that accidents happen.
How Does Invisalign Teen® Work?
The Invisalign Teen® system consists of clear plastic trays that fit directly over teeth to straighten them. No metal brackets. No wires. The virtually invisible trays can be easily removed, so they can take the aligners out when they eat, drink, brush, and floss. With Invisalign Teen® aligners, it is easy for teens to continue with their normal activities, like playing sports and musical instruments.
During your Invisalign® treatment, we will meet with you and your teen periodically to evaluate their smile’s progress and to give them new, modified trays to keep their orthodontic treatment on track. Our orthodontist can use Invisalign Teen® treatment as a way to help our teen patients discreetly achieve the straight smiles they want.
What is the Minimum Age for Invisalign Teen®?
There is no set age requirement for a patient to get Invisalign Teen® aligners. While the majority of patients who get aligners are 12 and above, children as young as six to seven years old are known to have them.
It is crucial to get your child in to see an orthodontist by the age of seven for a checkup. Not everyone will necessarily need anything done, but early orthodontic treatment helps you to get ahead of any issues, which could improve your child’s overall quality of life and help prevent costly repairs down the road.
Does Invisalign Teen® Work as Well as Braces?
In general, braces can move teeth much more predictably than aligner trays, so if teeth are extremely crooked, braces may be the best option.
However, if slight to moderate adjustment of the teeth is needed, both options work with similar success as long as the Invisalign® patients are diligent about wearing them the required 20-22 hours a day.
Why Choose Invisalign Teen® Over Traditional Braces?
Metal braces may interfere with a teen’s active lifestyle. School, dating, sports, playing musical instruments, and hanging out with friends are important parts of life—and braces could get in the way of reaching meaningful goals. Invisalign Teen® treatment utilizes the innovative technology of Invisalign® clear aligners to help our teen patients reach the goals they have for their smile in a discreet, comfortable way. We feel that orthodontic treatment doesn’t have to interfere with this exciting and important time in their lives.
How Much Does Invisalign Teen® Cost?
Invisalign Teen® can cost anywhere from $1,800-$8,500+ depending on a few different factors.
This price range is so broad because all patients have different needs that cause the length of treatment to differ from person to person. However, a patient can typically get a better idea of the total cost after their initial consultation.
Invisalign Teen® in Castle Rock & Parker, CO
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